'Resounding victory' for brothers

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Barclay BrothersOne of the UK's best-known business families has claimed a "resounding victory" in a long-running legal battle over control of a £1 billion company which owns three of London's most famous hotels.

The Barclay family said property developer Patrick McKillen's latest court challenge had been "unanimously rejected".


Mr McKillen, who comes from Belfast but is based in Dublin, lost the opening round of his battle with twins Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay in the High Court last year. And the Court of Appeal has refused to overturn the High Court's decision.

Judges heard that Mr McKillen and the Barclay brothers were investors in Coroin, the company which owns and manages Claridge's, the Connaught and the Berkeley hotels.